"I attended El Cajon in August 2010 and graduated September 2010, I took the Make-Up Artistry course with Kristina Monique Cortez. I loved and enjoyed her class tremendously, she is no doubt an amazing teacher. During her class I struggled with a couple techniques and I asked if she could help me, she said yes and took the time to work with me until I was able to master them. Kristina taught me everything from simple makeup techniques, to more complex things like airbrushing and special effects. After graduating I was introduced to the owner of a salon and production company and was asked to do make-up for the 2011 Enzo Milano Campaign. I took the opportunity and did amazing, I did make-up for three of the four gorgeous models, Jessica Rae, Jessica Hinton, and Trevasia Walls, and my work was shot by the amazing Michael Vincient. That was the best opportunity I've ever had and I can honestly say if it wasn't for Kristina's teaching i would have not been able to do it. She taught me not only how to do make-up, but also to be positive and follow my dreams in the world of Make-Up Artistry. Thank you Kristina Monique Cortez and El Cajon for not only teaching me but also inspiring me."
Samantha Panarisi, Make-Up Artistry